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Umlani Bushcamp

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Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

4 days safari in Umlani was beyond my expectations. Thank you to all the staff for your hospitality. I really enjoyed my all-too-short visit to Umlani. I'm thrilled to had a chance to “sample” your little piece of Africa – something I never dreamed would happen. Your place, people, animals, food … just fantastic. Nothing was too much trouble. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

excellent. lovely staff. excellent guides great food perfect rooms treehouse of my dreams hot outdoor showers a light air in an elegant soace miss it already. spend 2 nights here after a nearby retreat. had moments of divine connections with nature and animals.

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Townsville, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I recently spent 4 wonderful nights at Umlani. From our first contact (with Nanette) to our last moment at the camp, we were thoroughly spoilt by every member of staff. We loved our thatched-roof hut with oil lamps, shower under the stars and animals/birds just outside. Thanks to the knowledge and expertise of our Ranger and Spotter... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our hosts at Umlani couldn't have looked after us better - thanks Nanette, Marco, Joanna, Kyra and all. The thoughtful care, the food, the friendliness, and of course the excellent tracking skills of our driver and guide, made this an incredible experience; we saw so many amazing animal antics and so much bird life in our four days that it... More 

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Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed for 5 nights and had the most brilliant time imaginable. Everything was just perfect, including a riverbed dinner that was beyond words. The whole team at Umlani is at your service and you really feel like you are part of a family. The rustic camp makes you feel like you are part of the African bush with something... More 

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Paris, France
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beyond the friendliness and hospitality of the whole staff, we appreciated how the two rangers who were showing us around (Amos and Andrew) were experts at finding the animals to watch. We spent 3 fantastic days observing elephants, lions, leopards, buffalos, or rhinos... Absolutely loved it.

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Los Angeles, California
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141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

I stayed three nights at Umlani and really loved the experience. The camp has a wonderful setting amongst trees and native plants, and is perched along a river bed (dry in April when I was there) with a view of a permanent watering hole that is visited daily by herds of elephant, water buffalo and other animals. The staff was... More 

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Orinda, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Everything about our Umlani stay was superb! Nanette, Tambi and Mike are the consummate hosts. They got to know us by our first names instantly and worked tirelessly to ensure that we had the best experience possible. My son asked once if he could help himself to a beer and the response was, "of course you can! This is your... More 

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Schiess, Owner at Umlani Bushcamp, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing Umlani and for the great recommendation . Nanette , Thembi , Mike,Amos and Andrew are all pleased to have been mentioned. More 

Asker, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

My husband and I stayed at Umlani Bush Camp from 3.-7. Oct 2014. We had an a amazing time. Service was outstanding, delicious meals, great guides and the hosts at Umlani went out of their way to make our stay the best! There is no Wifi there or cell phone coverage there - so for 4 blissful days, we were... More 

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Schiess, Owner at Umlani Bushcamp, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the detailed review and description of your stay at Umlani . It will be useful to other Trip Advisor users . best regards Marco More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Ok.... One small negative is that our travel agent failed to tell Umlani that this was our honeymoon so we thought we had missed out on the extras. Umlani found out during our trip however and made sure we felt utterly spoiled. This is just a magical place of big skies, great people, great food, frightening night noises and unforgettable... More 

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Schiess, Owner at Umlani Bushcamp, responded to this review

Thank you for your review .Sorry to hear of the mis-communication , I am happy to hear that the team made up for it and that you found Umlani to be a most magical place. Hope you find an excuse to return for an anniversary maybe ? best regards Marco More 

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